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Date: May 14, 2009

Palin and Miss California

To read Palin’s remarks that prompted this article, click here.

I find it humorous that Miss California claims to be non-supporting of Gay Marriage because of her Christian roots, but those same roots didn’t stop her from posing nude.  Nor, from participating in a beauty pagent.  I don’t think watching young women walk around in bikinis is very Christian, but that might just be me.

Further, while I support Miss California’s right to believe whatever she wants and to speak out about it and Sarah Palin’s right, too; their both wrong.  You can’t claim you want the protection that the Consitution grants you, but you don’t want someone else to have equal rights that are also granted by that same Constitution. 

Finally, I find it laughable that everytime a so-called “Conservative” is attacked for their views, it is a liberal attack.  There are people on both sides of the aisle that support Gay Marriage, so the attack is neither liberal nor conservative.  I wish Sarah Palin would just crawl back to Alaska and stay quiet.  She’s one of the reasons I didn’t vote for McCain.  And, she’s one of the reasons the Republican Party won’t be willing any landslides in the near future.  They’ve left their roots behind to climb on the right-wing Christian band wagon and it’s costing them big time now.

God Bless

Corporate Taxes And Healthcare

Have you read this week’s Business Week? On page 20, the Mandel on Economics article is about slashing Corporate taxes from 35% to 25%. That’s a pretty big slash and it would mean that Corporations would pay a smaller percent than the highest taxed individual. On top of that, Corporations all ready only account for 10% of the Federal Government’s revenue. Slashing their taxes would only bring that figure down AND it wouldn’t guarantee that they would create jobs here at home.
In an article just a couple of pages along, Catherine Arnst writes that some CEOs are behind the “new, federally funded insurer” plan “that would expand coverage by competing with private health insurers.” For once, I agree with the Republicans that this is a bad idea, but not for the same reasons.
I realize that we have to get the healthcare costs in hand and that premiums have risen faster than anything else, but if we let our corporations pay less in taxes and not have to be responsible for the people they hire, we’re not helping anyone. We’re moving more costs to the government and less on the backs of the companies who helped incur them.
Why can’t we throw out the tax code all together and create a new one that gives companies incentives to create American jobs and cover benefits by paying lower taxes? Why should we just lower the taxes across the board and give them government benefits that allow them to put out even less for their employees? Won’t this just tax the American worker that much more?

God Bless

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